Jan. 19th at 8 pm
Drywashing and desert prospecting 

learn about the LDMA Stanton Camp and techniques for gold prospecting in Arizona

Coming up soon!

Central MD GPAA Officer Elections will be held at our Jan 19th meeting.  If interested, please attend board meeting at 6:30, before the regular meeting.  Public Welcome.

At the next meeting!

Our mission is to educate, inform and inspire the general public about recreational gold prospecting and mineral collection in our area and around the globe.

Who we are

Our vision is to give prospectors, rockhounds and mineral enthusiasts a place to gather and share their experiences while educating others about the importance of mineral extraction and creating a public awareness of ethical prospecting and collection methods.  

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​The Central Maryland GPAA was established in 2012 as an official chapter of the Gold Prospectors Association of America and is operated by Central Maryland Gold Prospectors, Inc., a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation.

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What we do

The Central Maryland GPAA is dedicated to providing environmental education in the area of recreational gold prospecting and mineral collection by providing hands on activities, educational outings and exploratory hikes for the general public, youth groups and other organizations. 

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and support those who support us!

54th Annual GLMSMC Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show 

March 17-18

Montgomery County Fairgrounds


Boy Scouts of America

Klondike Derby

January 13th, Woodbine MD


FEB. 9 th at 8 pm
Portable rock crusher and gold bearing ores 

keeping your eyes out for artifacts while searching for gold.

Free Gold friday!!!

Everyone attending a monthly meeting has the opportunity of leaving with a nice picker!

Did you know there is GOLD and other minerals in the creeks of Maryland?

Come out to one of our local events, a group dig, an overnight outing or attend a meeting and join the Central Maryland Chapter of the Gold Prospectors Association of America as we explore Maryland's little known gold history and search for the lustrous yellow metal.